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					REMEMBER.
Place doormats inside and outside the front
to stop dirt and grit being walked in,
can cause considerable wear Put
protective pads on furniture (not metal feet,
which mark wood floors) to avoid unneces
sary marks and scratches on the floor,
In rooms where you know water is fre
quently spilled, and where it may also be
left on the floor, we recommend that you
lacquer the floor again after laying. This
seals the joints between the boards and
gives better protection against water
Wood floors expand and contract depend
ing on the ambient climate. To counteract
;1] excessive movement, and consequential damage to the floor, maintain a normal room
temperature and a relative humidity of 30—60%. Certain wood species such as Beech
and Hard Maple are more susceptible to climatic variations than others.
CLEANING
For daily cleaning, use dry methods such as vacuuming. When necessary, damp-clean the
floor with a well wrung-out mop/floor cloth. The floor must only become slightly damp.
The film of water formed in this way must
dry within one minute. For the best cleaning
results, use Kahrs Cleaner If you use anoth
door
er cleaner, ensure that it is pH-neutral (maxi
which
mum pH 8).
Do not allow spilt water to be left on the
floor, particularly on Beech and Hard Maple
floors, which are particularly susceptible to
moisture. The trequency of damp-cleaning
depends on how much the floor is used and
how soiled it gets.
I
TIP: When you mop or wipe a floor, it
should dry within one minute it you
have used the right amount of water

REMOVING MARKS
If you get a mark on the tloor, try removing it using a mOd cleaner (without ammonia)
such as Kahrs Cleaner or washing-up liquid diluted in warm water If this does not help,
there are a few hints below for removing difficult marks. Use strong stain-removal
materials cautiously, because using too much and rubbing too hard could affect the
lacquer.
A DULL SURFACE CAN BE GIVEN A
NEW FINISH
Kahrs Lacquer Refresher gives a scratched
and dulled surface a new finish and good

protection. The floor must be clean, and free from polish, wax and other contaminants.
Apply Kbhrs Lacquer Refresher with a soft clean cloth, sponge or polish applicator. If
necessary, apply a second coat.
Allow to dry for approx. 30 mm. before replacing the furniture. For a floor in a
domestic environment, 1-2 treatments per year are sufficient. One litre treats 60-70 m2.
Unlike floors that are maintained with polish or wax, a floor treated with Kährs Lacquer
Refresher can be relacquered. Remove all Kährs Lacquer Refresher using Kährs
Remover, then sand the floor before relacquering it.
REPAIRS
Partial repair of multi-layer parquet and Linnea:
• Treat small surface scratches and scrape- marks with Kahrs Lacquer Refresher. On
deeper scratches, use Kährs Touch-up Lacquer first.
• Fill small indentations that have cracked the surface with Kährs Touch-up Lacquer.
• First fill deep dents, scratches and cracks with Woodfiller, then lacquer with Kährs
Touch-up Lacquer. See picture 5. Boards with major damage can be replaced.
RENOVATION (RELACQUERING)
In all renovation, it is important to remove all dirt and dust from the lacquered surface.
Neither Kbhrs multi-layer parquet nor 7 mm Linnea/veneer flooring need be sanded
before relacquering. Vacuum and damp- clean the floor thoroughly using Kãhrs Cleaner
to remove all traces of grease. If the floor surface is very dirty, use a rotary floor machine
with Kährs Cleaner to make sure the floor is free from grease and dirt. Do not use too
much water.
RENOVATION OF SURFACE
TREATMENT ON WOOD FLOORS:
Microscratches
If small areas of the lacquer have been scratched (under chairs, etc.), the floor can be
treated with Kährs Lacquer Refresher, which conceals the microscratches. Vacuum
thoroughly and damp-clean the floor well with Kährs Cleaner to remove all

traces of grease. If the surface of the floor is very dirty, clean it twice. Then apply
Lacquer Refresher. See picture 1-4.
PARTIAL REPAIR OF KAHRS MULTI- LAYER FLOORS AND LINNEA:
If a small area has been damaged or worn through, or needs repair for any other reason,
this is best achieved by replacing the damaged boards. This is simple with the woodloc
joint.
RENOVATION OF LACQUER (RELACQUERING)
The temperature of the room and the lacquer must not fall below 13°C during lacquering.
Remember that the surface to be relacquered must not have been treated previously with
wax, polish or similar, which would prevent adhesion, If it has, the surface must be
sanded down to bare wood. If the floor has already been relacquered, follow the lacquer
manufacturer’s instructions.
Before relacquering, check adhesion by relacquering a small test area. Relacquer in
accordance with the lacquer manufacturer’s instructions. For best results, use a roller.
Clean tools in water.
One litre of Kãhrs lacquer is sufficient for 8-10 m2. The floor can be walked on with care
after approx. 8 hours. Rugs, etc., can be replaced on the floor one week after lacquering.
TOTAL RENOVATION OF WOOD FLOORS:
If the floor is very worn, or needs renovation for some other reason, it can be
machinesanded and treated again to give a new surface. Follow the lacquer
manufacturer’s instructions.

REMEMBER.
Place doormats inside and outside the front door to stop dirt and grit being walked in,
which can cause considerable wear. Put protective pads on furniture (not metal feet,
which mark wood floors) to avoid unnecessary marks and scratches on the floor.
In rooms where you know water is frequently spilled, and where it may also be left on the
floor, we recommend that the floor be treated with Kährs Oil Refresher after laying. This
seals the joints between the boards and gives better protection against water.
Wood floors expand and contract depend-ing on the ambient climate. To counteract
excessive movement, and consequential damage to the floor, maintain a normal room
temperature and a relative humidity of 30—60%. Certain wood species such as Beech
and Hard Maple are more susceptible to climatic variations than others.

CLEANING
For daily cleaning, use dry methods such as vacuuming. When necessary, damp-clean the
floor with a well wrung-out mop/floor cloth. The floor must only become slightly damp.
The film of water formed in this way must dry within one minute. For the best cleaning
results, use Kährs Cleaner. If you use another cleaner, ensure that it is pH- neutral
(maximum pH 8). Do not allow spilt water to be left on the floor, particularly on Beech
and Hard Maple floors, which are particularly susceptible to moisture.
The frequency of damp-cleaning depends on how much the floor is used and how soiled
it gets. Regularly cleaning the floor prevents dirt from adhering to the oiled surface.
Unnecessary cleaning using damp methods does more harm than good. This applies
particularly to the first few weeks after maintenance with Kährs Oil Refresher.

TIP: When you mop or wipe a floor, it should drywithin one minute if you have used the
right amount of water.
REMOVING MARKS
Remove marks as soon as possible using water and Kährs Cleaner or another neutral
cleaner. If this does not work, remove the mark using a green nylon pad, e.g. ScotchBrite.
After removing the mark, you may need to apply a little Touch-up Oil to the area before
applying new Oil Refresher.
See also the table of marks on page 9.
MAINTENANCE
Because the UV-oiled surface is ‘dry”, it does not get dirty in the same way as natural oil.
In normal domestic conditions, Kãhrs UV-oiled floors do not need to be maintained for
several years.
Floors in areas where there is a risk of water spillage, such as in kitchens and halls,
should be maintained using Kährs Oil Refresher when first laid.

Picture 1-2. Clean the floor thoroughly. If the floor is dirty when maintenance is carried
out, it may be difficult to remove the dirt in the future.
Picture 3. Shake the bottle. Pour Kahrs Oil Refresher onto the floor straight from the
bottle, keeping it as close to the floor as possible to avoid splashing.
Picture 4. Apply the Oil Refresher using, for example, a Kahrs fibre mop (4C cm). Work
along the length of the boards. Work the Refresher in carefully, ensuring that all parts of
the floor are covered and that no puddles are formed. Good lighting, preferably mobile
lighting, is helpful.
Allow the floor to dry for 1-2 hours before walking on it. Do not walk on the floor
wearing outdoor shoes during the first 24 hours after maintenance has been carried out.
Remember thaf it fakes a week before the surface becomes fully dirt-resistant. When
carrying out maintenance, it is best to move the furniture into one half of the room, treat
the cleared area and wait 1-2 hours. Then move all the furniture and repeat the treatment
on the rest of the floor. Subsequent maintenance can be carried out only on floor areas
where it is really needed, such as high fraffic areas. Maintenance, therefore, does not
necessarily mean that all the furniture has to be removed from the room.
The need for maintenance depends on a number of factors, and varies from case to case.
Maintenance is required more frequently on floors subjected to greater wear, e.g. where
people walk wearing outdoor shoes. It becomes obvious when a floor requires
maintenance as it becomes more difficult to clean.
Tools used with Kahrs Oil Refresher can be washed out with warm water.
REPAIRS
UV-hardened oil is hardened using UV-light. As it is an industrial method, UV-oil cannot
be applied on site. The surface, therefore, cannot be recreated in its original condition.
Partial repair of multi-layer parquet and Linnea:
• Treat small surface scratches and scrape- marks with Oil Refresher. On deeper
scratches, use Kahrs Touch-up Oil first. Then apply

a layer of Kahrs Oil Refresher to the damaged surface.
• Fill small indentations that have cracked the surface with Khrs Oil Refresher.
• First fill deep dents, scratches and cracks with Woodfiller, then oil with Kahrs Touch-
up Oil. See picture 5. Boards with major damage can be replaced.
RENOVATION
Renovation of surface treatment on wood floors:
lVlicroscratches
If small areas have been scratched (under chairs, etc.), the floor can be treated with Kahrs
Oil Refresher, which conceals the microscratches.
See picture 1-4.
Partial repair of Kahrs multi-layer parquet and Linnea:
If a small area has been damaged or worn through, or needs repair for any other reason,
this is best achieved by replacing the damaged boards. This is simple with the woodloc
joint.
TOTAL RENOVATION OF WOOD FLOORS:
The UV-oil cannot be applied on site, which means the surface cannot be recreated in its
original condition, If the floor is very worn, or needs renovation for some other reason, it
can be machine-sanded to bare wood and treated again to give a new surface. The surface
can be treated with lacquer or natural oil. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Kährs natural oiled floors are ready-treated for use in domestic environments.
Note: Before starting any of the maintenance and repair work that follows, you must
check that your floor is a natural oiled floor and not a UV-oiled floor, which is the more
common in domestic interiors.
PREVENTION
Place doormats inside and outside the front door to stop dirt and grit being walked in,
which can cause considerable wear. Put protective pads on furniture (not metal feet,
which mark wood floors) to avoid unnecessary marks and scratches on the floor.
In rooms where you know water is frequently spilled, and where it may also be left on the
floor, we recommend that the floor be treated with Kdhrs Maintenance Wax after laying.
This seals the joints between the boards and gives better protection against water.

CLEANING
For daily cleaning, use dry methods such as vacuuming. When necessary, damp-clean the
floor with a well wrung-out mop/floor cloth. The floor must only become slightly damp.
The film of water formed in this way must dry within one minute. For the best cleaning
results, use Kãhrs Cleaner. If you use another cleaner, ensure that it is pH-neutral
(maximum pH 8).
Do not allow spilt water to be left on the floor, particularly on Beech and Hard Maple
floors, which are particularly susceptible to moisture.
The frequency of damp-cleaning depends on how much the floor is used and how soiled
it gets. Regularly cleaning the floor prevents dirt from adhering to the oiled surface.
Unnecessary cleaning using damp methods does more harm than good. This applies
particularly to the first few weeks after maintenance with Kährs Maintenance Wax.
REMOVING MARKS
Remove marks as soon as possible using water and Kahrs Cleaner or another neutral
cleaner. If this does not work, remove the mark using a green nylon pad, e.g. Scotch-
Brite. After removing the mark, you may need to apply a little Touch-up Oil to the area
before applying new Maintenance Wax.
See also the table of marks on page 9.
MAINTENANCE
It is easy to care for floors in domestic environments, and treatment with polish is not
necessary. However, care must not be neglected,

MAINTENANCE USING KAHRS
MAINTENANCE WAX
The need for maintenance depends on a number of factors, and varies from case to case.
Maintenance needs to be carried out more frequently if the floor is cleaned regularly with
a damp cloth, because this has an abrasive effect on the protective coating. Maintenance
is required more frequently on floors subjected to greater wear, e.g. where people walk
wearing outdoor shoes. Light, soft and porous wood species (e.g. Beech, Ash) also
require more regular maintenance. It becomes obvious when a floor needs maintenance,
because it starts to feel more difficult to clean. In the majority of cases, a floor will
require maintenance twice in the first year and then once a year thereafter.
It is recommended that the first maintenance be carried out immediately after the floor
has been laid. This first maintenance should include the whole of the floor. If it is done
immediately after the floor has been laid, there is no need to move furniture. You also get
extra protection from the onset against moisture that can get into the joints between
boards. If you carry out the first maintenance after 6-12 months, it is best to move the
furniture into one half of the room, treat the cleared area and wait 1-2 hours. Then move
the furniture and repeat the treatment on the rest of the floor. Subsequent maintenance
can be carried out only on floor areas where it is really needed, such as high traffic areas.
Maintenance, therefore, does not necessarily mean that all the furniture has to be
otherwise pathways” or a greyish layer can form.

removed from the room. The surface’s dirt- resistance, durability and resistance to
moisture increases each time it is maintained, The need for maintenance, therefore,
decreases over time.
Pictures 1-2. Clean the floor thoroughly. If the floor is dirty when it is maintained, it is
difficult to remove the dirt later.
Picture 3. Apply a wavy line of Maintenance Wax straight from the bottle onto a clear
section of the floor. About 100-250 ml treats 10 m of floor.
Picture 4. Apply the Maintenance Wax with a clean, slightly damp yarn mop (dampening
the mop/floor cloth is more economical because it stops unnecessary amounts of floor
wax being absorbed). Work along the length of the boards.
Allow the floor to dry for 1-2 hours before walking on it. Do not walk on the floor
wearing outdoor shoes during the first 24 hours after maintenance. Remember that it
takes 1-2 weeks before the surface is fully dirt-resistant.
MAINTENANCE WITH NATURAL OIL
Maintenance can also be carried out using natural oil in accordance with the method for
public environments. See www.kahrs.co.uk.
REPAIRS
Partial repair of multi-layer parquet and
Linnea:
• Treat small surface scratches and scrape- marks with Kährs Maintenance Wax. On
deeper scratches, use Kährs Touch-up Oil first. Then apply a layer of Kährs Maintenance
Wax to the damaged surface.
• Fill small indentations with Kdhrs Touch-up- oil.
• First fill deep dents, scratches and cracks with Woodfiller, then oil with Kährs Touch-
up Oil. See picture 5. Boards with major damage can be replaced.
RENOVATION
Renovation of surface treatment on wood floors:
M icroscratches
If small areas have been scratched (under chairs, etc.), the floor can be treated with Kbhrs

Maintenance Wax, which conceals the micro- scratches.
Partial repair of Kährs multi-layer parquet:
Worn or damaged surfaces can be sanded or planed down to clean wood; finish using 220
grit sandpaper. Apply a thick layer of Kdhrs Touch-up Oil, and wipe off the excess after
about 30 minutes, Allow the renovated surface to dry overnight. Then apply a coat of
protective maintenance wax. Use Kdhrs water-based Maintenance Wax. If necessary, the
treatment with maintenance wax can be repeated. Any differences between the treated
area and the rest of the floor disappear with time. Damaged boards can also be replaced.
This is easy with the woodloc joint.
Renovating the surface
treatment on wood floors:
After extended use, it may be necessary to renovate the surface treatment and replace it
with a new oil treatment. Apply a thick layer of Kährs Maintenance Oil on the floor.
Then buff the floor using a polishing machine (150 rpm) so that the oil dissolves any dirt
in the floor. Use a nylon pad, e.g. green, or coarse Scotch-Brite. Collect the soiled oil
using a rubber scraper and wipe up the residual oil. Then attach a cloth beneath the disc
of the polishing machine and buff the floor as dry as possible. Work in small areas so that
the dissolved dirt does not have time to dry. The floor can be used again when the Kãhrs
Maintenance Oil has been allowed to harden.
Total renovation of natural oiled wood floors:
If normal renovation of the surface treatment is insufficient, the wood floor can be
machine- sanded down to clean wood and then oiled again. Consult your floor oil
supplier.
A
Note: Equipment used with Kährs Touch-up Oil or Kährs Maintenance Oil can undergo
spontaneous combustion and must, therefore, be immersed in water after use, and either
stored in a metal container with a tightly fitting lid or incinerated. The equipment can also
be
washed in white spirit.

				
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